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I went on line to check my e-mail this morning. I was surprised to see about 20 returned mail/spam notifications originating from my address. Most were to addresses in Russia, ...
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    spam from my e-mail?


    I went on line to check my e-mail this morning. I was surprised to see about 20 returned mail/spam notifications originating from my address. Most were to addresses in Russia, but a couple were in Italy. I know nobody in those countries and didn't send these.

    I'm wondering if my computer has been compromised or if some third party spoofed my e-mail address. What do I look for and how would I fix it? I'm running Fedora Core Linux 6.

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    This Short Guide to Security might have some stuff you need.
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    Basically, your right, your email was spoofed in order to make it look like it came from yourself. All in an effort to get you to click on it. I simply delete these on sight, without bothering to investigate.
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    I did run chrootkit and found nothing. The 'returned' emails had attachments in hexadecimal - maybe a viral payload.

    I also learned about one Windows email virus, KLEZ.H, that adds in an email address from the victim's address book when it spreads itself, to spoof where it comes from. I guess I'd better go check Dad's Vista machine soon.

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